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The Week In News: Beer Sales, Star Players and a Transfer

You know the deal. Starting elsewhere and ending in South Bend.

Well, so much for that.
Well, so much for that.

I have been playing around with our "clipper tool" this week so this installment of TWIN is going to look a tad different than it normally does. Let me know what you think.

In all likelihood this is also likely the last installment of TWIN that you will see here in the friendly confines of One Foot Down. We are going to make these links posts a little more regular than once a week. Hence, a name change is in order. Stay tuned.

Now where was I? Oh yeah, we were starting off with beer sales at college sporting events.

Louisville to sell $1 beers at spring game -

Charlie Strong apparently knows how to throw a party.

Texas considering selling alcohol at football, basketball, baseball games - Burnt Orange Nation

Deloss Dodds knows what's up.

"We talk about it constantly. If we ever did it, we'd probably start with baseball. There's something about it that doesn't quite feel right, but there's people telling me that it might be safer to serve it than not serve it. It's an issue. I guarantee you we talk about it at almost every other staff meeting."

The thought of Longhorn fans drinking at games always reminds me of the classic "Cell Phone Flop Out" tale. If you have never read that you owe it to yourself to do so. Here's a taste.

1:47 PM - I am in line surrounded by Nebraska fans. They are taunting me. I am taunting back, still certain that we are going to kick the $#@! out of Nebraska. I decide to challenge a particularly vocal Nebraska fan to play what I now call and will forever be remembered as "Cell-Phone Flop Out."

Northern Illinois announces new season-ticket prices after Orange Bowl … and they’re cheaper | Dr. Saturday

Northern Illinois is paying it forward. Very cool.

Iowa to review hiring of Ferentz's future son-in-law - NCAA Football -

Iowa is apparently reviewing the employment of a football assistant who is also the future son-in-law of coach Kirk Ferentz. What's the problem? Kirk Ferentz can't hire his soon to be son-in-law? How else is he supposed go keep an eye on the guy while he's putting in 80 hours a week?

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel adjusting to celebrity after Heisman win - College Football - Stewart Mandel -

This pretty much sums it up.

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops made a joke on a radio station questioning whether A&M "can keep him out of jail or keep him eligible." Pictures of Manziel (some posted by Manziel himself, others by sites like TMZ) at parties, at a casino and hanging with celebrities and pro athletes at the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Game have further fueled the notion of Manziel as a walking compliance nightmare.

Report: Jadeveon Clowney takes out $5-million NCAA insurance policy | SI

They should give Clowney this this policy for free as a reward for blowing up Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl.

Chance Warmack,Barret Jones,DJ Fluker vs Notre Dame 2013

We have Smart Football to thank for alerting us to the presence of this video. If you want to feel really, really bad for 9:38 this video is for you.

Alabama fan latest to get crazy college football tattoo, for "Sons of Saban" | Dr. Saturday
So proud mama, so proud. I wonder if this guy was watching the above video on repeat while getting inked up?

Rediscovering a football mind -

Bobby Petrino's personal life might need some work but this is an interesting glimpse into how he sees the game.

"I like to be able to make them defend our formations in the pass game, be good enough throwing the ball downfield where they have to defend your formations and that allows you to run the ball better."

Bill Belichick Added To Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic - UND.COM

I so want to go to the clinic this year.

Big East eyes 'America 12' as new conference name for football schools, sources say - ESPN

Murica! Whatever. We are rapidly hurtling towards a complete and total loss of any conference identity.

Move to ACC might be next year for Notre Dame | Inside the Irish

Speaking of the Big East.... As the Big East conference continues to twist and turn, it appears that Notre Dame’s exit to the ACC might come sooner than expected.

Why Comparing Devin Gardner to Jamoris Slaughter Is Comparing Apples to Oranges | Her Loyal Sons

"Notre Dame didn’t have enough medical documentation to prove that Slaughter’s redshirt year in 2008 was actually due to an injury. Thus, the NCAA ruled that Notre Dame could only prove that Slaughter missed one year and not two due to injury."

2013 Opponent Recruiting Recap: Michigan State Spartans - Recruiting |

The UHND crew has a good series going where they examine the recruiting class of Notre Dame's opponents.

Catching Up With Sergio Brown - The Only Two-Time Subway Domer People's Champ

Steve Herring has this piece up on SD about Sergio Brown. I thought the below quote on BK was interesting. As I was reading this post I remembered Sergio's PI in the UCONN game. Then I got sad.

SB: "It's like the swagger changed. He (Brian Kelly) is getting a lot out of his players. He's letting them show a little personality out there. You see guys running around having fun and they're really like a family. It looks like they really want to play for him (Kelly) as well. You see him on the sideline cursing people out and he doesn't seem to care who he curses out and I really respect that ... you treat everyone the same and he gets a tremendous amount of respect out of his players. It shows that when you get your players to play for you - the sky is the limit."

Notre Dame football: Joey Brooks, please meet Camp Kelly -

Notre Dame men's basketball player Joey Brooks was officially added to the Irish football roster on Tuesday. Brooks is apparently walking on as a tight end. The article also discusses Tate Nichols officially going on a medical scholarship. Sorry to hear that about Tater. We owe you an updated available scholarships post. I'll get that up on Monday.

Five Wide Fullbacks: The Questioning College Logo's Edition - One Foot Down
Murtaugh kicked off a discussion about prestigious programs playing each other, assorted aspects of branding, much on logos, and then finished up with some thoughts on Chuck Weis at Kansas.

Irish Freshman QB Gunner Kiel Intends to Transfer - One Foot Down
In case you missed it we rounded out the week with a Gunner Kiel transfer. Best of luck Gunner, we hardly knew ye.

Comment of the Week

The comment of the week is brought to you by Publius2010 who chimed in with this quip under Murtaugh's post on the Gunner Kiel transfer.

I hear Mack Brown has some room in the secondary

Even the Pope hates the Trojans

Have a great weekend!